United move up to 5th
Manchester United had a long shift in 6th but that finally came to an end this weekend. The Red Devils were knocked into 7th place by an Everton win on Saturday. That meant the pressure was on for their bout with Middlesbrough.
Relegation-battling Boro showed why they’ve been struggling so badly this season with an inept performance.
Currently managerless, the hosts couldn’t cope with United’s speedy attackers. However, the opener came from the head of Marouane Fellaini. The big Belgian nodded home before Jesse Lingard doubled that lead after the break.
Rudy Gestede pulled one back before Antonio Valencia closed Victor Valdes down for an unusual third.
Cue the jokes
The win moved United up to 5th place, ahead of Arsenal. They’re four points behind Liverpool with two games in hand. Despite slowly but surely making their way into the top four, United were the subject of 6th jokes.
5 – The open-top bus parade to celebrate Man United finally not being in 6th place will start at 5pm tomorrow afternoon. Achievement.
— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) March 19, 2017
— JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) March 19, 2017
Wow, even Manchester United and 6th have split up now. Love is dead.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) March 19, 2017
What a weekend for United!
1. 3 points
2. Not 6th anymore
3. City Liverpool draw
4. Wenger possibly extending
5. Lingard goal
— Manas (@ScholesEsqueJr) March 19, 2017
Scenes in Manchester as United fans celebrate moving up from 6th to 5th. pic.twitter.com/DpL3bLohX6
— SlashFootball (@slashfootball) March 19, 2017
— ManUnitedZone™ (@ManUnitedZone_) March 19, 2017
— Footy Memes (@FootyMemes) March 19, 2017
I cant find any united 6th jokes. These guys have deleted them faster than their Champions league hopes.
— kenna (@kennagq) March 19, 2017
Must be excruciating for Arsenal fans. Have taunted Man United fans for months about being 6th. Nice to take the position for themselves.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) March 19, 2017